'''The University of Scranton''' is a private, co-educational Catholic
and Society of Jesus|Jesuit
, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania
, United States
, in the northeast region of the state. The school was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William O'Hara
, the first Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton|Bishop of Scranton
, as '''St. Thomas College'''. It was elevated to university status in 1938, taking the name the University of Scranton. The institution was operated by the Diocese of Scranton, and later the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools|Lasallian Christian Brothers
, from 1888 to 1942. In 1942, Bishop William Joseph Hafey
invited the Society of Jesus
to take charge of the university. Today, The University of Scranton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
and is served by the Scranton Jesuit Community.
The university is...